If you missed the 3/31/2017 application deadline, you may still apply for the SCSE Wait List. Please follow one of the links below for Pre-K through 3rd Grade:

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This public charter school opened in the Fall of 2015 and is currently serving scholars in grades Pre-K through 2. Stamford Excellence is a free public charter school, with admission open to all Stamford residents. If you have questions, please email stamfordexcellence@gmail.com or call (203) 989-0000.


Stamford Excellence, 1 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

Stamford Excellence, 1 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

Welcome to Stamford Excellence!

We are a free Pre-K to 2nd grade public charter school based on a proven, nationally-recognized school model, practiced by the Bronx Charter School for Excellence,  that can boost student achievement and prepare more Stamford students for college and the jobs of tomorrow. SCSE offers another high performing academic option for families because we are the very first charter elementary school in Stamford!

Key Elements of Stamford Excellence:

1. High academic standards focused on preparing kids for college and jobs.

2. Extended school days

3. Broad liberal arts education that stresses teaching critical thinking skills

4. Data-driven instruction

5. Rigorous parent engagement

6. Open collaboration with the community

Learn About the Education Model

Helpful Charter School Facts: 

  • Charter schools are free, open-enrollment public schools that admit students via a blind lottery. They cannot and do not exclude students on the basis of their academic ability. 
  • They are managed by non-profits and subjects to government oversight.  If they are mismanaged or do not perform, charters can be shut down by the state. 
  • State charter schools do not take funding away from the local school district in any way, shape or form - they are funded via a separate state grant.